Are you Smarter Than An 8 Year-Old? Tricky IT Quiz Has Adults Baffled!

8 year old IT quiz

A tricky quiz taking the internet by storm has left us scratching our heads.

We all like to think we're hip and with it, but just how much do you really know about computers?

Of course we all have the latest smartphone, and we've just about got used to Facebook, but a new test is proving that children as young as 8 years-old could be putting our tech knowledge to shame. 

Lessons in IT have come a long way since we learnt how to use an Excel spreadsheet and program 'Turtle' in school, remember that? 

Now the curriculum is more sophisticated than ever and pre-teens are being taught how to code and everything! has the internet scratching their heads as they aim to find out whether grown-ups can compete with our increasingly brainy and tech-savvy kids.

This example of an IT question has us scratching our heads! (Picture:

Take the quiz and find out! 

The questions in the quiz are asked to British primary school children in their pre-secondary school exams, but research shows that parents don't know half as much as their kids when it comes to IT.

Apparently a quarter of parents struggled with the definition of IT terms such as 'web crawler', thinking that it refers to someone who uses the internet rather than an internet bot that browses the world wide web. 


Embarrassingly, over half of 11 year olds know what an IP address is while 52 percent of 11 year-olds know what an algorithm is compared to just 46 percent of 25-34 year olds.

So how much do you know?